St. Francis Weekly                      
May 19 - May 26, 2019
Quote of the Week. . .

Food for Thought. . .
We held our monthly vestry meeting, and Richard Weidlich offered a rich reflection with much to think about and very Franciscan!  Thank you, Richard. . .

Dogs are man's best friend. What am I doing writing about dogs? I have had my dog Rico only since August of 2016, our second dog, Augie, only a little over three months. So I am talking about dogs in front of people here that have so much more knowledge and experience than I do with dogs that I feel little embarrassed about it. However, I am hoping that you will all forgive my naivete and at times obvious observations because of my newness to the experience.   To read more, click here. . .
Pics of the Week. . .
Thank you, Claudia Bilotti, for the apt and humorous. . .

For Further Reflection. . .  

Thank you, Betsy Adams.  The following is a wonderful piece by Catherine Falsani on Jean Vanier who died last week.  Vanier was the amazing individual who founded L'Arche (intentional community with those who live with mental or physical disabilities and those who do not).  The title is powerful:  How Jean Vanier Broke my Heart and Saved my Life.
Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 18
9:00 AM      Prison Ministry
Noon            Sounds Good Concert Rehearsal
5:00 PM      Potter/Upstrom Wedding
5:00 PM       St. Francis Saturday Night Worship Service (Historic Church)
7:00 PM       Sounds Good Concert:  Broadway & Hollywood Favorites (Church)
7:00 PM       Interfaith Iftar (First Presbyterian Church)

Sunday, May 19--Easter 5C
8:00 AM       Worship with  Eucharist (Historic Church)
                      Celebrant: Debra Slade
                      Preacher: Mark Lingle

10:00 AM       Worship with Eucharist  (Church)
                        Celebrant: Debra Slade
                        Preacher: Mark Lingle

11:15 AM        Book Club:  Evicted (Church)

4:00 PM  Stamford Chorale Concert (Church)

4:00 PM  Service for Pets and Their People (Historic Church)

5:00 PM  New World Chorus Concert (Unitarian Universalist Church)

This Week at a Glance

Monday (20)
6:00 PM Easter Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday (22)  
5:00 PM  Road Race Meeting (Meeting Room)
7:00 PM  Interfaith Council Board Meeting

Thursday (23)
  7:00 PM    Faithful Futures Meeting

Saturday (25)
5:00 PM    St. Francis Saturday Night  Worship Service (Historic Church)

Sunday (26)  Easter 6C
8:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Historic Church)
10:00 AM  Worship with Eucharist (Church)
Save the Date

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

Monday, May 27 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Thursday, May 30 
Edgehill Eucharist

Monday, June 3 @ 6:00 PM (Church)
Easter Contemplative Prayer

Sunday, June 9 @ 8 and 11AM
Feast of Pentecost

Sunday, June 9 @ 11:00 AM (Church)
Parish Picnic

Wednesday, June 12 @ 11:00 AM
Eucharist at the Villa

Saturday, June 15
Prison Ministry

Sunday, June 16
Trinity Sunday

Sunday, June 16 @ 4:00 PM (Church)
Service for People and Their Pets

Wednesday, June 19 @ Noon
Stamford Clergy Meeting

Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:00 PM (Meeting Room)
Vestry Meeting

Sunday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM (Church)
Miles for a Mission Road Race

Saturday, October 5 TBD (Church)
Milestones Fundraiser